# Investigating Today's Issues by Applying Math Series: Book One

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In 1963 President John F. Kennedy believed enough in his citizens that he proclaimed that America would put a “man on the moon” before the decade (the 60’s) was over. On Wednesday Dec 4, 2013, a newspaper article read “scores in math, reading, and science posted by 15 year olds in the United States were flat while their counterparts elsewhere soared ahead, according to results of a well regarded international exam. While U.S. teenagers scored slightly above in reading, their scores were average in science and below average in math, compared to 64 other countries and economies that participated in the 2012 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA). This pattern has not changed since PISA was first administered in 2000”.
As the Nation marked the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, let us renew our commitment to His dream. I hope that you and your students will find this series rewarding and “let’s take back John F. Kennedy’s dream for ALL Americans to excel.
This product is 66 pages long with 10 activities to challenge each student’s ability to analyze information. Included in this packet is an answer guide for all activities and the "How to use a spreadsheet software" manual to assist you and your students in applying technology within your classroom.
Common core standards covered in this activity include 6NS.C.8, 6EE.C.9, 7EE.B.4a, and 7EE.B.4b.

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Nature's Population Control: Snakes versus Mice.

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